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Raging Thunder – Fitzroy Island Ferry

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Raging Thunder – Fitzroy Island Ferry


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Duration: 1 day

Location: Cairns

Time: Check in at 8:15am/return at 5:15pm (Approx)

Meet Location: Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina

Vibe: Island life, tropical beaches, instaworthy

Fees on arrival: $5 port fees on arrival

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Fancy escaping to a tropical island for the day and hanging out with turtles? Us too! Fitzroy Island is a beautiful escape from the craziness of Cairns and the perfect tropical paradise! Just a 45 minute ferry cruise from Cairns will take you to Fitzroy Island whilst enjoying the stunning scenery and keeping to the calm coastline waters.

 

You’ll love the true island vibe and the unspoilt, uncrowded sandy beaches of Fitzroy and will have a full day to explore the island by one of the many walking tracks, relaxing on one of the beaches under a palm tree, snorkel the reef spotting turtles or seeing it by kayak! This trip offers ultimate freedom and you have the option to add on extras when you arrive on the island at the beach hut such as kayaking, snorkel hire, paddleboarding, ocean trampoline, glass bottom boat tour or a visit to the turtle rehab centre that cares for injured turtles.

Where else can you walk out directly from the beach and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef? A fringing coral reef surrounds the island and provides a sheltered home for a huge variety of coral species, tropical fish, turtles and manta rays! This is one of our favourite spot for seeing turtles in their true habitat without the influx of too many tourists. {one RatPacker even spent 15 minutes hanging out with a green sea turtle – that’s the kind of authentic experience we like!}

{RatPack Recommends} – Things To Do On Fitzroy Island- Snorkel directly from the beach, explore the reef and hang out with turtles, manta rays and fish!

– Visit the turtle rehabilitation centre and see how they care for injured turtles*

– Jump on the giant ocean trampoline *

– Go on a glass bottom boat tour and learn about the reef*

– Rent a kayak and go on a sea kayaking half day tour*

– Go paddleboarding!*

– Relax on Australia’s number #2 beach – Nudey Beach {FYI Nudey doesn’t mean it’s a nudist beach, swimmers on RatPackers!}

– Bush walk on the National Park walking tracks around the island

*extra fees apply, beach hire equipment available at the beach hut

Itinerary:

08.15am Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal & check in at the Fitzroy Ferries counter toreceive your boarding pass. (The Reef Fleet Terminal is located on the waterfront between the Pier & Hilton Hotel). Boarding closes at 08:55am.Depart for a scenic cruise to Fitzroy Island with a crossing time of just 45 minutes, staying close to the calm waters of the coastline.

09:45am Arrive at Fitzroy Island. You now have a full day to explore the island, completely at your leisure. If you would like to hire equipment or embark on a Glass Bottom Boat tour once you arrive, you can see the staff at the Beach Hire Hut for prices and options. Or you may prefer to just stroll through the National Park walking tracks, visit famous Nudey Beach – or do nothing at all! The choice is yours! Lunch is not included, so you can bring your own with you or purchase something from the cafe during the day.NB: Any Beach Hire equipment must be returned to the Beach Hire Hut no later than 3.15pm.

4:15pm Check in at the Fitzroy Island Jetty and begin boarding, ready for a 4:30pmdeparture. Depart Fitzroy Island for your ferry transfer back to Cairns, arriving at approximately 5.15pm.

Inclusions:

Return Ferry Transfers on a high speed ferry

What to bring:

Sunscreen

Swimsuit Towel Sunglasses/hat Camera – {trust us this island is a beauty}

Water

Lunch – {island prices people}

 


 

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